Yash Chopra first death anniversary special: Most memorable songs of the filmmaker

A tribute to the most-loved director of Bollywood’s romantic films

It’s been a year since Yash Chopra passed away, but the Bollywood film fraternity is yet to come to terms with his loss. On his 81st birth anniversary last month, actors from Chopra’s films including his fave hero Shahrukh Khan and his heroines like Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Juhi Chawla, Preity Zinta and Parineeti Chopra walked the ramp in an event organised by Chopra’s wife Pamela.

What do we miss about Yash Chopra?

The filmmaker’s legacy is being carried forward by his sons Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra and wife Pamela. But there is a lot about him that we will always miss – the way he made his blockbuster movies, the way he spotted talent and created stars, the way he presented his heroines to the way he gave us the most melodious film songs.

Yash Chopra’s music – most memorable songs

His ear for music was exceptional and his input to his music composers and singers was rare and remarkable. He made sure all his films had the best numbers. On his first death anniversary today, we remember Yash Chopra through some of the most memorable songs from the movies he directed (leaving out the ones he only produced).

Kabhi Kabhie:

– Kabhi Kabhie mere dil mein khayal aata hai

– Tere chehre se

– Mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari


– Yeh kahan aa gaye hum

-Dekha ek khwab toh yeh silsilay hue

-Rang barse bheege chunarwali rang barse


-Jadoo teri nazar

Jab Tak Hai Jaan:



-Jiyaa re


-Tere liye

-Aisa des hai mera

-Ye hum aa gaye hai kahaan

-Jaanam dekh lo

Dil To Pagal Hai:

-Arre re arre yeh kya hua

-Dil to pagal hai

-Koi ladki hai

-Bholi si surat


-Mere haathon mein nau nau choodiyan hai

-Tere mere hoton pe meethe meethe geet mitwa

-Rang bhare badal…Chandni


-Morni baga mein bole aadhi raat ko

-Kabhi mein kahoon


-Keh doo tumhe yaa chup rahoon


-Ae meri zohra jabeen tujhe maloon nahin

-Aage bhi jaane na tu


-Mujhe tum yaad karna

-Zindagi aa raha hoon main


-Mere dil mein aaj kya hai

-Ab chahe maa roothe yaa baba.

Which of the above songs is your best Yash Chopra number? Do let us know, BollywoodLifers! Feel free to add more songs to the list in the comments box.

Photos: Yash Raj Films